Modesty goes far beyond mere dress and physical appearance. It is an attitude of the mind. It is the adorning of the hidden man of the heart. It is a meek and quiet spirit which in the sight of God is of great price. Modesty is displayed by the person who does not want to draw attention to self, but rather desires that the Savior would receive all the attention. By her dress (or lack of dress) the immodest person is saying, "Look at me! Look at my body!" In contrast, look at Proverbs 31:30: "Favor is deceitful (deceptive) and beauty is vain (illusory), but a woman who feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." The message that comes from the life and witness of a modest person is this:
"Look at CHRIST living in me. HE is my life and my love!"
* Gal. 2:20 "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
* Eph. 4:1 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called (that means to walk worthy of our high, heavenly and holy calling)."
* Rom. 13:14 "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."
* Ps. 90:17 "And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us."
* Phil. 1:20-21 "According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Whether male or female, we each need to realize the problems that are created as we fail to abide in Christ, allowing ourselves to be controlled by the flesh instead. Walking in the flesh cultivates sinful and self-centered passions which reap a harvest of wrong relationships, wrongful sex, and countless problems. As believers we are free and privileged to display God’s Person by means of the Lord Jesus Christ, to show the excellencies of our Saviour and not to promote SIN and SELF. By God’s grace may we cover the nakedness of our flesh with the clothing (Col. 3:12-14; Eph. 4:24).
Dress as though you are about to meet Jesus: with humility and modesty!